Rep. Henry Bonilla, Republican from Texas, introduced House Concurrent Resolution 253 on Sep 27, 2005. It expressed the sense of the Congress that reciting the pledge of allegiance by students attending public schools contributes to the moral foundation of our Nation and urging the Supreme Court to uphold the pledge's constitutionality. It was then submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary. On Oct. 17, 2005 it was referred to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution.
House Concurrent Resolution 253 resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), "That it is the sense of the Congress that--
(1) the national pledge of allegiance recited by public school students is constitutional under the First Amendment to the Constitution; and
(2) the Supreme Court, accordingly, should uphold the constitutionality of such practices."